Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting

Fee Structure and Booking Policies

Booking Policies

  • A biosafety information form must be filled out and signed by the PI for each new experiment that will require flow acquisition and sorting on the BeckmanCoulter MoFlo.
  • For booking requests, please contact the facility coordinator.
  • The hours of operation are from 9:30 to 17:00.
  • Cell sorting appointments may be a minimum of one hour and a maximum of seven hours in length.
  • Sort appointments can be booked 48 hours in advance. When booking appointments less than 48 hours in advance you must confirm your appointment with the facility coordinator by phone.
  • Users will be billed for the time booked and any additional time used. Users may exceed their scheduled appointment time as long as the instrument has not been booked by someone else and will be charged the normal rate for the extra time used.
Cancellations and appointment modifications
  • Users who wish to cancel or modify their appointments more than 24 hours in advance must call or send an email to the facility coordinator. The facility coordinator will update the calendar to indicate the new available time slots.
  • Users not coming to their appointments or cancelling less than 24 hours in advance will be billed with a cancelation fee of $100. Users in this case must inform the facility coordinator.
After-hour appointments
  • After-hour appointments can be booked no more than 48 hours in advance from 17:00 to 20:00 and will depend on the facility coordinator availability. To book an after-hour appointment, please contact the facility coordinator Fernando Ortiz by phone: (613) 737 8899 x73916.


  • All FACS sorting and Flow Cytometry analyses are done on a fee-for-service basis. The fee charged is $85 per hour. Bills for facility use are sent out on a monthly basis.
  • All FACS sorting and Flow Cytometry analysis done after-hours will be charged $125 per hour.
  • The antibody capture beads usage for antibody testing and compensation adjustment is $5 per test.
  • Data analysis is $70 per hour.
  • Consultations are $60 per hour.